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USD Orchestra Auditions Are Aug. 21 – Vermillion Plain Talk

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Courtesy Photo USD Symphony Orchestra The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra invites community members to audition for the ensemble on Monday, August 21. Pictured is USD symphony orchestra conductor Professor Luis Viquez. Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 am USD Orchestra Auditions Are Aug. 21 By Elyse Brightman elyse.brightma@plaintalk.net PlainTalk.net | 0 comments The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra invites all orchestra musicians from the community to audition for…

A chat with blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Getting Guitar Lessons From JOE SATRIANI: ‘He’s Always Played Incredibly’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

In a new interview with the Vancouver radio station CFOX, METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett spoke about the experience of getting taught how to play guitar by Joe Satriani more than three and a half decades ago. “I took lessons from him in 1981,” Kirk said (see video below). “We knew each other way back when. He gave lessons out of a small music store in Berkeley, California. And all of my…

How to buy a guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber – OCRegister

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Yuriy Shiskov, a master builder, works on a Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood that was once part of Hollywood Bowl bench board seating at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The Front Row Legend Esquire sells for $12,000. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Yuriy Shiskov, a master builder, works on a Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood…

Guitar Center closes in Covina only to reopen nearby in Glendora – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Guitar Center Covina has moved to a newly remodeled 13,989-square-foot facility in Glendora. The store will hold a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 with gear giveaways, free lessons and raffle drawings. (Correspondent photo by Josh Estey) Guitar Center will unveil a new Glendora store Thursday that will replace the company’s Covina location. The 13,989-square-foot store at 1241…

3 Times Electric Guitar Makers Tried to Ditch Wood – Reverb News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Throughout the history of guitar manufacturing, several companies have boldly challenged the centuries–old notion that fretted instruments — especially guitars — must be constructed entirely of wood. With advancements in solidbody electric guitar design and man–made materials in the 1950s (which proved their usefulness during World War II), it wasn’t long before somebody asked the “What If?” question. What if we could replace wooden bodies and necks with…

Cello, orchestra concertos to close out music festival – The Lake Country Echo

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Conductor Christian Reif will give a lecture half an hour before each free performance. This year’s music festival has explored faraway places. The renowned Czech composer Antonin Dvorak spent three years in the United States starting in 1892 and composed his cello concerto during that time. It is widely considered to be the greatest cello concerto ever written. Joseph Johnson, the cello soloist, is principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony…

Jazz great Jimmy Cobb performs at Opus 40 – Hudson Valley One

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jimmy Cobb Sometimes it is intensely meaningful just to be in a space with someone, to be literally touched by the invisibly shedding skin cells and exhalations of someone who, say, played on Kind of Blue and with virtually every other great from the peak era of jazz. Opus 40 in Saugerties is no stranger to jazz legends: Sonny Rollins recorded his well-received 1986 album G-Man there and, during the…

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea shows off his hidden talent by playing drums in new adidas advert – Daily Mail

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Goalkeeper David de Gea has a starring role in a new adidas advert The Manchester United goalkeeper showed off his unheralded drumming ability He joined team-mates including Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard in the advert By James Dutton For Mailonline Published: 07:29 EDT, 17 August 2017 | Updated: 07:56 EDT, 17 August 2017 e-mail 13 View comments He may be one of the best goalkeepers in football, but it looks…

Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA: Part Of ‘Megalife’ Video Series Released – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Part two of a three-part video series featuring footage compiled during the research and writing of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza‘s memoir, “Megalife: Nick Menza The Book” by J. Marshall Craig can be seen below. In this episode, Nick takes the viewer around his drum kit. Discussing and illustrating in his cut-to-the-chase style, Nick shares what he considered his favorite drum brand and what sizes he preferred, which heads and…

How to buy a Fender custom guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber – Press-Enterprise

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interested in a custom Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood that was once part of the bench board seating at Hollywood Bowl? Or how about a custom Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster with a pickguard crafted from the aluminum skin of a B-25 Mitchell Bomber that was used during Pacific battles in World War II? Master builder Yuriy Shishkov can help. Shishkov, who works out of the Fender…

Our view: Philharmonic is certainly worth saving – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The plot of the beautiful and clever 2008 Japanese film “Departures” begins with the protagonist playing the cello in a live orchestra performance of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, fourth movement finale. The movement is known as “Ode to Joy,” and the scene is joyous. Then we learn the orchestra is being dissolved, and the protagonist owes money for the new cello he bought after landing the orchestra position. While the orchestra…

A Deeper Debate over Drums in Church – ChristianityToday.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More than 20 years ago, Mohawk musician Jonathan Maracle says, God told him to use his drum—an instrument used in traditional religious ceremonies—while playing at a conference for First Nation Christians. The ensuing performance spawned his music ministry, Broken Walls. And it also sparked a controversy. The next week, when he brought out the drum to play for another community of Native Christians, he was asked to leave…

Reborn Who drummer Keith Moon rocks Mill Valley in solo show – Marin Independent Journal

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

REVIEW What: “Keith Moon: The Real Me,” solo show by Mick Berry Where: Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley When: Through Sept. 10; 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Admission: $35 Information: 800-838-3006, keithmoontherealme.com Rating (out of five stars): ★★★ There’s never a short supply of solo shows in which actors play famous…

Five Things You Can Learn from the Best Drummer in the World – Digital Music News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It’s rare you get to meet someone that is arguably the best at what they do. Frank Zummo is one of those people. I get it. You believe there’s a better drummer and that may be true but god dammit Frank Zummo is good. From winning competitions at Drum Center as a CHILD, to starting the Street Drum Corp, to filling in for Tommy Lee, to joining Sum 41, to…

Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana to Release New Single ‘Fun, Party, Splash’ – Broadway World

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The past few months have been a blur for CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, who is currently touring and performing with her husband Carlos Santana, is featured as a vocalist, drummer, and songwriter on “Power of Peace,” the new Santana/Isley Brothers collaboration, and has been busy touring with her own band and recording tracks in the studio with the legendary producer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN. Together through Walden’s Tarpan Records label they will…

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

Humanoid robot to conduct Italian orchestra playing Verdi works alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“This is an incredible step forward given the rigidity of gestures by robots until today,” said Colombini. “Yumi can become a valid helpmate.” The only precedent was when the Sony humanoid robot ASIMI directed an orchestra in 2008, but in that case the robot mainly used only its right hand, Fatto Quotidiano said. “Here we have very advanced technology that guarantees incredibly expressive nuances,” Mr Colombini added. However he said robots such as YuMi are not likely to put…

Exclusive: How Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s winter tour will honor late founder Paul O’Neill – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will honor late founder Paul O’Neill with a musical tribute during its annual Winter tour. USA TODAY Trans-Siberian Orchestra will introduce an upgraded light and stage show when it heads on its annual winter tour this November.(Photo: Jason Douglas McEachern) Christmas won’t be the same without Paul O’Neill.  When Trans-Siberian Orchestra hits the road for its annual winter tour later this year, it’ll…

Cue the carrots! Strike up the squash! It’s a vegetable orchestra – The Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments and played the first notes of a Bach chorale. The conductor stopped them. The snake gourd had not hit the D and the butternut squash had come in a little sharp. Take it from the top, he told the players….